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Jeff Hollis (hyperslug) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Been backpacking for 30+ years and have 20+ years in the outdoor industry.

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Outdoor Retailer Winter 2012
Does anybody know if any of the cottage mfg will be at the Winter Market next week, I would like to check some out when I am there. Thanks

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter 2012
January 11, 4:15pm

Down Jacket
I have carried a down jacket with me for maybe 30 years, starting with a Camp 7 with metal snaps, FF, and now my flight jacket. My jacket has several patches and no down in the cuff on my left slee...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear
January 04, 8:16am

Everything is Fine
Your store bought bison won't require freezing prior to drying. Salt in the marinade will work just fine, no need for sodium nitrate in this case. If you soaked it in the marinade dabbing it w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MYO Jerky questions
January 03, 6:56pm

Mfg can't agree!
The gear manufacturers in the US have never been able to agree despite efforts by the OIA and REI to make it happen. They have all just agreed to disagree, and this has been going on for a very lon...

In GEAR » EN13537 vs US based Temp ratings
December 24, 9:31am

I know the study that was misinterpreted in the 70s has people saying still today that you need to drink 8 glasses of water. That was of course not the conclusion of the study but one of those misi...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE 10 BIGGEST FITNESS MYTHS - Outside
December 22, 9:11am

I appreciate everyone's input. It looks like Elemental Horizons is in the running. I may also use my G Pack another winter season and tweak my gear list. Working on section hiking the Ozark Hig...

In GEAR » Pack that comfortably carries 35 pounds
December 21, 7:39am

Active Ventilation
I know this sounds nuts but maybe instead of putting all this technology into fabric, someone should come up with some type of micro fans to be strategically placed in jackets.

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies Part 3: Discussion, Conclusions, and Performance of Individual Jackets
December 20, 2:43pm

Thanks,the Aquilo looks promising. I wish it was a bit smaller but not a major issue. I'm sure the Kestrel packs are better than my G-Pack but both sizes are also heavier.

In GEAR » Pack that comfortably carries 35 pounds
December 20, 9:39am

Same weight
Thanks but the Catalyst weighs about the same as my G-Pack.

In GEAR » Pack that comfortably carries 35 pounds
December 20, 8:34am

Pack that comfortably carries 35 pounds
I currently have a ULA OHM which I think is comfortable at 25 pounds but pushing it at 30. My second pack is a Gregory G-Pack which handles 35 pounds well but at 47oz, I am hoping I can find someth...

In GEAR » Pack that comfortably carries 35 pounds
December 20, 8:16am

All Reader Reviews by Jeff Hollis

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Black Rock Gear Down Hat
I bought this hat a year ago and it goes on every backpacking trip and cold weather dog walks. My large weighs .9 oz. and warmer than anything close to that weight except maybe another down hat. I...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 31, 9:31am

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I have had this for a long time and it has seen at least 30+ nights on the trail. Have used it as sleep shelter and a place to hang out on trail or in camp when it is raining. THE GOOD! Price Wei...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 22, 10:49am

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I have been using the similar RR Eco-Mesh for 10 years or more. Basically same shirt as the Adventure Shirt. It was suggested to me by the departed John O on his forum and he assured me that it was...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
January 20, 4:48pm

Marmot Essence
I own the original version which I believe came with Precip Plus which I think was supposed to be more breathable than regular Precip. I have owned it for about 4 years. It mostly stays in my pack...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 5:19pm